About mPower

What services will mPower provide?

The personalised wellbeing plans will focus on supporting self-management, and will include:

  • Social prescribing – connecting people to local activities and services which support health and wellbeing – will be a key component of the plans.
  • Digital health interventions – including integrated home and mobile monitoring solutions, digital health and wellbeing apps and video enabled care solutions.

Over the next four years, mPower will support:

  • 2,500 people through the development of wellbeing plans
  • 4,500 digital health interventions.

How does mPower fit with other activities related to keeping people well in the community?

In 2017, we are engaging with target communities to find out what social prescribing activity and technology enabled health and care pathways already exist and make sure mPower complements them.

How is it funded?

The mPower project is funded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). It is designed to promote greater levels of cross-border co-operation. Match funding is provided by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government and the Scottish Government.

The project budget is €8,700,000.

Who should be getting involved?

mPower will be asking a range of stakeholders to get involved in each of the target communities:

  • GPs and other primary care professionals (health and social care)
  • Third sector and independent organisations with an interest in supporting the health and wellbeing of older people
  • Local people in collaboration with project partners and stakeholder organisations